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Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015

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Series 2: Temple of Man Administrative Records , 1960-2010
0.4 Linear feet
Box 1, OV 13

Temple of Man administrative records document the day-to-day operations of the organization and include legal documents, administrative correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, stationary, posters, logo designs, receipts, and a notebook filled with notes related to computer programming, titled "Mendicant Computer Log." The bulletins and newsletters state the Temple's mission, communicate goals, announce events and services, and document changes in leadership positions. Up until Bob Alexander's death in 1987, correspondence is primarily directed to him and pertains to his status as an ordained minister, outreach activities of the Temple of Man community, Temple of Man chapters, and Alexander's concerns regarding public health, consumer affairs, noise pollution, and drug issues. Many incoming missives are responses to feedback, suggestions, and criticism that Alexander provided in regards to the United States postal service and television programming. The letters illustrate Alexander's involvement in and concern for his community as a reverend, artist, and citizen. Later correspondence was handled by Temple of Man board members, particularly secretary Marsha Getzler, and pertains to new membership, donations, and issuance of ordination certificates.
Description Container Select
Application for Business Certificate in Minnesota, 1976
1
6
Beachhead Advertising Receipts, 1984-1990
1
7
Bulletin and Newsletters, 1981-1991
1
8
Certificate of Election and Logo Drawings, 1972-1980s
13
Correspondence and Memoranda, 1960s-1980s
1
9
Correspondence and Memoranda, 1980s
1
10
Correspondence and Memoranda, 1990s-2000s
1
11
"Mendicant Computer Log", 1979-1980
1
12
Postage Receipts, 1978-1989
1
13
Stationary and Logo, 1980s-1990s
1
14

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